Dear Colleagues;

The ITEX steering committee encourages all members of the ITEX community and all scientists interested in ecological research in Arctic and alpine environment to submit abstracts for presentations and discussions to be selected for the 20th ITEX Meeting to be held in Parma, Italy, 9-13 September 2019.

We welcome the submission of abstracts focusing on the following scientific themes:

1. Using nearly 30 years of ITEX observations to understand tundra ecosystem dynamics

2. Plant traits and ecosystem dynamics in tundra ecosystems

3. Biotic interactions in a warmer tundra: plants, herbivores, pollinators, mycorrhiza and pests.

4. Planning the next wave of ITEX syntheses.

Arctic Science

One of the special task of this meeting will be the presentation and finalization of papers (in particular concerning point 1 of the theme list) to be included in the special issue on Arctic Science.

However, we do not wish these themes to be exclusive. We, therefore, welcome abstract submission for oral and poster presentations regarding the spectrum of activities relevant to ITEX.

Please submit your abstract, using the following template, by June 23rd 2019, to and

The Science Steering committee will do the best to notify you of the outcome within 3 weeks from the deadline.

With kind regards,
Robert D. Hollister, Kari Klanderud, Anne D. Bjorkman, Alessandro Petraglia, Marcello Tomaselli & Michele Carbognan(the Science Steering commitee)